Time to think – about how you see things

A hanging shop sign featuring spectacles

“The essence of good is a certain kind of reasoned choice; just as the essence of evil is another kind. What about externals, then? They are only the raw material for our reasoned choice, which finds its own good or evil in working with them. How will it find the good? Not by marvelling at the material! For if judgements about the material are straight that makes our choices good, but if those judgements are twisted, our choices turn bad.”
Epictetus, Discourses.

We see the world around us through the lens of our own judgement. Try a different pair of spectacles to see the world differently and sharpen your perspective. The power to judge something as good or bad is yours alone.

What do you expect or hope to happen next? What you consider to be important to you in the here-and-now is what you value. This determines what you are ultimately looking for – your reasoned choice. Think about what might be good for you in the long-run, and compare them with how you see things now. Are your judgements straight or twisted?

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